- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Passionfruit Sour Ale – Breakside Brewery, 4.6% ABV, 1 pt 6 fl.oz., (Portland, Oregon, USA)
“One of the two beers brewed specifically for our second anniversary is a collaboration between Breakside’s Sam Barber, Lompoc’s Irina Bierzynski, and 10 Barrel Brewing’s Mayme Berman, all alums of Lewis & Clark College. It is a sharply sour German wheat ale made from a 100% sour mash, infused with the tart and tropical flavors of passionfruit.”
- Style: (passionfruit) Fruit Wheat Ale
- Taste: Overwhelmingly sour acidic clean passionfruit wheat malt
- Where I got it : Liquor Barn @ Hastings/Burnaby
- How much: $8 (after 10% off) – 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., December 2014
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: if you like your sours VERY sour
Visual: Warning – gusher! Very difficult pour; It is golden light orange with abnormally almost all head, very long lasting, not very sticky lacing, clustered activity everywhere.
Nose: real passionfruit and orange syrup, authentic. Light metallic. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: invasive sour-puckery, light funk, high acidity, fizzy-tingly backdrop.
Mid-palate: persistent acidity, (MAIN) tangy passionfruit, orange citrus,
light wheat malt.
Finish: mild breadiness, light tart, fruity exhale.
Summary: Even eating passionfruit the fruit isn’t this sour, why is this so sour? I found out that optimal drinking temp is around 16°C; Straight out of the fridge into a chilled glass makes this it way too numbingly sour that inhibits any fruit flavours from emerging.